Health Days 2021

World First Aid Day

Overview:
The response time is one of the most effective factors in saving lives of patients. Inspired by the Words of Almighty Allah in the Quran: «and whoever saves the life of a person is as if he has saved the life of the whole of humankind» (Surah Al-Ma’idah: 32); the World First Aid Day is celebrated each year on the second Saturday of September; to raise public awareness of how first aid can save lives in everyday and crisis situations.
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) believes that first aid should be accessible to all and should also be an integral part of a wider developmental approach. The IFRC introduced the World First Aid Day in 2000. 

Facts:
  • In one year alone, 475,000 Americans die from a cardiac arrest.
  • About 350,000 cardiac arrests happen outside of hospitals each year.
  • 55% of workers cannot get first aid in the workplace.
Objectives:
  • Raising awareness of how first aid can save lives.
  • Encouraging first aid training for all community members.
  • Raising awareness about the most importance home and outdoor accidents and required first aid.
  • Introducing the bodies providing accredited first aid courses.  

Official Date:
Globally: September 12th, 2021.
Locally: Safar 5th, 1443H.

References:
•UK Global Dimension









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Last Update : 23 February 2022 03:59 PM
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